Life in Virtual Worlds: Plural Existence, Multi-modalities, and Other Online Research Challenges

“Life in Virtual Worlds: Plural Existence, Multi-modalities, and Other Online Research Challenges,” American Behavioral Scientist, Vol.43, No.3, 435-449, 1999. [PDF] Abstract Virtual environments present researchers with a range of methodological considerations, both new  and old. With the advent of embodied online worlds, experiences with distributed presence, anonymity and multiple modes of engagement increasingly become the…